One of so much cheerful activities during Naoruz New Year celebration in Afghanistan is to run after kites. In Afghanistan, many games have touch of “war”. Even when they fly kites, it’s not for the sake only for flying kites, but to defeat your enemies and be the last one survives in the sky. For people who don’t fly kites, the main purpose is to run after the falling kites, thus known as the kite runners.
Pengejar Layang-Layang (Afghanistan, 2008)
Keriangan lain dalam perayaan Tahun Baru di Afghanistan adalah permainan berebut layangan. Di Afghanistan, banyak permainan yang bernuansakan “perang”, bahkan saat bermain layangan pun mereka saling beradu layang-layang siapa yang kuat bertahan di angkasa. Sedangkan mereka yang tidak menerbangkan layang-layang akan berlarian berhamburan untuk mengejar layang-layang jatuh.
Agustinus is an Indonesian travel writer and travel photographer. Agustinus started a “Grand Overland Journey” in 2005 from Beijing and dreamed to reach South Africa totally by land with an optimistic budget of US$2000. His journey has taken him across Himalaya, South Asia, Afghanistan, Iran, and ex-Soviet Central Asian republics. He was stranded and stayed three years in Afghanistan until 2009. He is now a full-time writer and based in Jakarta, Indonesia. firstname.lastname@example.org Contact: Website | More Posts